Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
The service provides expert knowledge and resources for children’s cancer nursing, home support and care co-ordination. We deliver care at home, in schools or in hospital.
The team provide information, education and ongoing support to schools, colleges, nurseries and playgroups so the child/ young person can continue their education. We work closely with hospitals, health professionals, social services, education and other agencies.
We aim to phone and visit a family within five days of first discharge after diagnosis. We can provide nursing care, psychological support and advice about treatments. We also visit nursery/playgroups/schools/colleges and provide them with information to enable the child to be able to return safely. We can also speak to the child’s peers if they want us to. We can see a small group, a class, year group or the whole school. We then work with the Diana team to provide ongoing nursing care and support at home or school until treatment is completed. We can take blood tests as requested by the hospitals and give intravenous antibiotics at home. This aspect of the service is delivered alongside children’s community nursing colleagues in the Diana service.
We also provide end of life care at home .
Children and young people up to 18 years old who are under the care of a paediatric oncology or haematology consultant.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
If you require an interpreter at the appointment please inform the service when the appointment is booked.